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  • Mon, 21:05: RT @agouaillard: H264 SVC in Edge just landed. https://t.co/M4IxnOVoX8
  • Mon, 22:06: since I have a few new followers (hi folks!), if you're looking for a light holiday read, my tech fiction is here: https://t.co/icyrAFlrhG
  • Mon, 22:07: VCs& vampires, Cassidy shooting down technical trouble from killer drones to swearing fountains, the VR of dreams... https://t.co/icyrAFlrhG
  • Mon, 22:09: @VirginAtlantic�the email I tried to send thru the site to say the HP competition in the newsletter isn't on the website never sent, so...;)
  • Mon, 23:18: I don't want to Ignore once, I want to tell Word when it's getting grammar wrong!
  • Tue, 06:52: the feedback hub continues to be really unreliable for me; can't sign in to it in my current build...
  • Tue, 07:04: RT @kb_chirps: Using Azure Functions in PowerApps https://t.co/BoqA3CMjS5
  • Tue, 07:33: I never knew before about sushi burgers (um, nope) or bacon wedding cakes (HOW DID I NOT THINK OF THIS)
  • Tue, 07:52: even if you use another AV, you'll be able to run Defender "periodically" https://t.co/ujwpF16L8B Ms suggesting not all AVs up to snuff?
  • Tue, 07:58: Malicious Software Removal Tool�scans�500mn+ PCs/month, finds & removes malware on 1-2 mn, even on those devices running antivirus software
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  • Thu, 20:48: RT @8bits1byte: How to deploy Nano Server (TP5) using a USB Key with the PowerEdge™ R730XD https://t.co/Rm6kyBZWFx
  • Thu, 21:38: RT @DrPizza: APIs suffer the same central issue as source code: any individual feature may be trivial, but in aggregate they are not.
  • Thu, 21:38: RT @DrPizza: There is tremendous artistry in creating a good API, as becomes immediately apparent as soon as you have to use a bad one.
  • Thu, 21:40: I don't think Oracle needs the money, but free to use, free to interoperate with and free to copy & make money don't seem to me the same
  • Thu, 21:50: RT @gcaughey: Does Google have any APIs worth appropriating? Asking for Oracle.
  • Thu, 21:50: RT @edbott: I assume Google's doodle for tomorrow is going to be an Oracle logo smashed into 9 billion pieces.
  • Thu, 21:52: RT @robconery: I don’t think you can ask MS to loosen up, be transparent, open, etc then skewer them for not waterfalling their roadmap.
  • Thu, 21:55: RT @dangillmor: Silicon Valley billionaires closing ranks behind Thiel and against free press...not surprising, if unfortunate. https://t.c…
  • Thu, 21:58: Maybe Thiel and Notch could get together to fund combined dogpile & sue attacks on sites they don't like; call it Chilling Effects
  • Thu, 22:01: RT @reillyusa: Best quote of the week - "what happens in Vegas stays in an NSA data center in Utah" ;-)
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  • Tue, 19:13: RT @somelaniesaid: The @csswg is looking for feedback of the ASAP variety on the CSS Grid Layout spec: https://t.co/FhX8V4ks1Y
  • Tue, 20:10: I hope getting this strong Citrix commitment to azure isn't why Remote App seems to be on the back burner https://t.co/Ofuq3fBM9X
  • Tue, 20:38: Twilio IoT wireless service announcement making more sense of what Particle showed us at Maker Faire about better IoT device connectivity
  • Tue, 20:49: Pier 27 conference rooms don't have walls, Twilio conf has headphones so you can hear your session not the one next door. Not convinced ;)
  • Tue, 20:54: Developers; when vendors say using clientside rather than server side APIs is a nicer developer experience. Do you agree? What does it mean?
  • Tue, 21:05: RT @sbisson: Samsung Android phone has a nifty Photosynth-like feature. Can I export or share it? No. So what's the point of it, then?
  • Tue, 21:06: RT @sbisson: Bye bye canoe.
  • Tue, 21:06: RT @sbisson: Demo integrates new Twilio SIM card service into Salesforce, make call on phone, recorded into CRM. Mobile Phone as a Service.…
  • Tue, 21:06: RT @sbisson: Programmable Wireless makes everyone a micro carrier; API-driven telephony and data allow private networks as a telco overlay.…
  • Tue, 21:06: RT @sbisson: Twilio launching Programmable Wireless with T-Mobile. SIM card as a service for IoT. Order via API. #signalconf
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  • Sat, 01:03: RT @Pinboard: Without fundamental breakthroughs, by 2019 we will not be able to make a violin small enough to express our sympathy towards…
  • Sat, 01:15: RT @danpfeiffer: Trump pretending to be his own spokesperson is almost as impressive a feat as Trump pretending to be a serious presidentia…
  • Sat, 01:18: RT @msftmfg: 5 Real Surprises from the 2016 Metrics that Matter Research Study https://t.co/V2gmH088BJ via @CiscoMFG https://t.co/fI96Ww68
  • Sat, 01:29: Microsoft Incident Response and shared responsibility for cloud computing https://t.co/LCHBUKJi7w
  • Sat, 02:57: so Windows Hello works when you have your eyes shut (didn't want to see big clock with UK time on my PC when logging in ;)
  • Sat, 03:07: RT @scott_humble: I realize that silicon valley elitists do not want the HoloLens to succeed but every time I watch a demo, I'm blown away.…
  • Sat, 03:09: RT @functiontelechy: I'm beginning to think that most open source software is "free" as in "mattress"
  • Sat, 07:53: 2 very nice flights, 1 extra long layover because delays, 1 bag lost by the airline & the first rental car kept saying maintenance please
  • Sat, 18:41: RT @trengriffin: "I’d rather bet on an entrepreneur who can adapt to change rather than [someone] convinced they have the ability to predic…
  • Sat, 18:48: RT @DarrellCWebster: See how much sharing is happening on your SharePoint site, because that's kinda the point of SharePoint. https://t.co/
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  • Wed, 19:13: copy and paste in #FutureofSharePoint - nice to have but like with #onedrive it's a SLOOWWWW way to navigate a complex hierachy vs Explorer
  • Wed, 19:47: if you're thinking (as I kind of am) that SharePoint 2016 is 'just SharePoint' @LoungeFlyZ says it's SP done right https://t.co/JDTVja551s
  • Wed, 19:53: ECMAScript 6 was enormous and took 15 years; ES2016 is tiny and took a year. yes, that's a good thing for JavaScript https://t.co/jFxiYk3IX5
  • Wed, 19:54: LOL that the ECMAScript standard was the *same Word document* for all those years. now it's in markup on GitHub
  • Wed, 19:56: IMHO requiring tests before features can become part of ECMAScript is 1 a jolly good idea 2 such a Microsoft engineering thing
  • Wed, 20:00: ok, hands up anyone who knows *why* Office 365 called the SharePoint tile 'Sites' in the first place? obsessive letter count? PaaS plans?
  • Wed, 20:02: also; how does the new client-side web-based SharePoint app model differ from the previous web-based SharePoint app model?
  • Wed, 20:12: OK, the new library is the in-development SharePoint Framework; similar idea but again done right https://t.co/I4QTGtH3VU
  • Wed, 20:13: 2016 is the hit the reset button, go back and do it right version of SharePoint, by the look of it
  • Wed, 20:29: the more AI researchers talk about what they think is possible, the less I think they understand about actual intelligence 1/2
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  • Mon, 14:03: RT @Billablog: The problem is that opinions are considered equal to knowledge. They're not. Your opinion is only as good as your informatio…
  • Mon, 14:07: Note; when mainstream, non-technical outlets cover a deeply technical claim all at once, suspend judgement as to whether they got it right
  • Mon, 14:07: @holly fishing cats ;)
  • Mon, 14:10: My standing bet is a latte; so if you can prove you've got the founder of bitcoin and not a flimflam artist, come claim your latte
  • Mon, 14:25: RT @clemensv: Satoshi Nakamoto too embarrassed by Bitcoin's 7 transactions-per-second global throughput cap. Is glad someone else took cred…
  • Mon, 14:35: RT @jsnover: NanoServerAPIScan tool is updated for TP5 to make it easy to identify the work to run on NS https://t.co/N3jB6uXEGc https://t.…
  • Mon, 14:37: RT @nancybaym: The cleverest thing about Radiohead erasing their online presence is now we are all doing their social media for them. Privl…
  • Mon, 14:39: RT @petegoo: So often I find that for every minute I spend disagreeing on the solution, I should have spent 2 minutes agreeing on the probl…
  • Mon, 14:46: RT @MrIsaac: Yes! Office 365 Groups will support Multi Domains! Chose the domain you want when creating a group https://t.co/Uihel1D3rv
  • Mon, 16:39: Why doesn't Mozilla make its own assistant, if it's just Web technology? Perhaps because it's not?
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  • Fri, 20:12: RT @wasbuxton: Who can afford NOT to stand on shoulders of what came before, when the best competition WILL take that elevator & start from…
  • Fri, 20:18: RT @frankolivier: Microsoft Edge will no longer consider websites protected with a SHA-1 certificate as secure https://t.co/LGW7b5dSqd
  • Fri, 20:26: algorithm first, phablet first satire survives in the archives https://t.co/4QRiwVeKm0
  • Fri, 20:32: the emoji keyboard would be more useful if it had symbols as well, like ® ™ © others you really can't create with touch
  • Fri, 20:35: yes!!! Atom is dead! ding dong! now if only Forbes wasn't broken on Edge so I could read @PatrickMoorhead say so
  • Fri, 20:39: Atom is dead* *for certain values of dead *probably not dead https://t.co/cH6KEPQu0O
  • Fri, 20:41: at least people can stop pining for the utter disaster that an Atom Windows Phone running 32-bit apps would have been
  • Fri, 20:42: Intel noticed what IDC tries to hard to conceal with its strange definitions; current tablet sales are what we'd call PCs that are tablets
  • Fri, 20:44: hey why does the new Windows 10 fingers crossed enoji look like it slammed its finger in a door? 🤞
  • Fri, 20:44: RT @markrussinovich: Just published Sysinternals updates, including Sysmon v4 with enhanced filtering, Procdump v8 and Sigcheck v2.51. http…
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I've been writing more fiction

So I keep finding I need to write about the slightly stranger side of technology. That means I'm still working on more of my Cassidy at large series; The One Where Cassidy Goes To Florida and The One Where Cassidy Meets Puck and The One With the Haunted House are arguing about who gets to go first. In the meantime, a couple of short stories have snuck up on me, including one about the dream recording version of virtual reality, and a pair of what I think of as adult fairy tales about the Lord of Death (that were very much comfort writing as a response to a reminder of mortality). And then out of the blue, a few lines that just appeared in my head while I was floating in a hot tub turned themselves into a short story that's very likely the beginning of what wants to be a novel about the Vampires of Silicon Valley.

So if you're looking for any of my fiction, here's where to find it on Kindle.

Cassidy at Large: Amazon US Amazon UK

The True Coin of Dreaming Amazon US Amazon UK

The Lord of Death and the Library
Lord of Death and the Library cover
Amazon US Amazon UK

The Lord of Death and the Holiday

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and my latest
Vampires of Silicon Valley: The Little Vampire Who Codes

The first thousand years are the hardest...
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  • Mon, 20:30: RT @quinnnorton: So @WIRED, please serve me ads, I'm fine with ads, but executing arbitrary code on and placing trackers on my machine aren…
  • Mon, 22:40: hate the newly broken Save As dialog in Word 2016? vote 'Restore pinned folders in Save options in Office' https://t.co/PpvMW2B3q8
  • Mon, 23:43: what would actually improve my Skype experience? getting to make my damn call https://t.co/MlLk2KljyU
  • Tue, 00:57: RT @sbisson: Really disliking the change to the Save backstage in the latest Office 2016 builds. No longer sorted by last folder used.
  • Tue, 01:10: @vibronet when the calendar appointment for the identity session knows the identity of the presenter, it's weird ;)
  • Tue, 01:15: by how much does Build have to outgrow Moscone before it goes back to LA like PDC did? significant number of sessions =run down to Marriot
  • Tue, 01:25: there is't a Build app for Windows Phone 8.1, is there?
  • Tue, 01:28: I got 11k votes for placeholders; now Microsoft broke the Save As dialog in Word by removing recent & pinned folders https://t.co/PpvMW2B3q8
  • Tue, 01:36: RT @kelseyhightower: "no ops" is real, but only for those that don't do ops. It's the sign of a great ops team behind the scenes enabling y…
  • Tue, 01:37: RT @On_MS_Products: Tool-of-last-resort for permitted users to open Rights Management content, now includes PSTs. https://t.co/IUsGwkebzx
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  • Sun, 08:58: RT @fhwang: An ebook for programmers titled "If You Did This With a Spreadsheet You'd Be Done By Now"
  • Sun, 09:05: dear #Build2016 presenters; please tweet nice hi-res pictures of the laptops you're practicing your demos on ;)
  • Sun, 09:09: when you're researching headphones for review& you discover you were in a school play with one of the musicians who use them LOL @olaonabule
  • Sun, 09:15: RT @laura_hudson: Good advice for ladies at conventions or any goddamn place: WALK LIKE YOU’VE BEEN SENT TO MURDER CAPTAIN AMERICA http…

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